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a large canvas in earthy tones showing many spherical forms and strips where parts of plants are caught up in swirls of leaves

Endless Connection: A Conversation on the Work of Kamala Ibrahim Ishag

Writer-filmmaker Atheel Elmalik and artist-architect Rayan Elnayal share responses to the work and world of Kamala Ibrahim Ishag.

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on a white wall, a large painting with a sandy-coloured background showing an abstracted village community made up of dozens of small human figures with pinkish-red faces. they are arranged in cocoon-like positions and clusters, with dark brown lines resembling roots connecting them to dozens of trees

The Neighbourhood of the House of Wealth

In this short story brimming with life, Leila Aboulela animates the history of Bait Al-Mal, the childhood neighbourhood of Kamala Ibrahim Ishag.

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Minima Aesthetica

Minima Aesthetica

An experimental text by philosopher-poet Johnny Golding offers a series of provocations and ruminations on art, play, power, and what might be a state of total acceptance – or a home.

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Three More Songs for Our Black Chapel

Three More Songs for Our Black Chapel

Reflecting on their experience of Theaster Gates' Serpentine Pavilion, the members of RESOLVE Collective offer a series of sonic memories from communal spaces.

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Two white women with short hair are sitting cross-legged in a sunny London park. They are laughing beside a patch of tall wild flowers

Understanding Planet as Household: Janine Benyus and Kate Raworth

Economist and doughnut economics creator Kate Raworth speaks with Janine Benyus, a scientist and leading figure in biomimicry, about how designing from the whole can help us to thrive.

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A group of five women or girls, wearing black, singing in a purple-lit space. Most of them are wearing accessories that recall traditional African necklaces or headbands and sashes in colourful print.

Speaking to Support Structures: Nawi Collective

Support Structures fellows Nawi Collective consider how they foster care and connection through voicing, listening, and responding to one another's needs.

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On one half of the image, an oculus is a white circle of light against a dark background. On the other half of the image, black-stained planks with light diffusing from the top down

Black Weathersystems

Nikita Gale considers the cyclical nature of performance and memory in Theaster Gate’s Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel through a series of annotated notes.

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A group of about ten people wearing winter clothing, in front of a colourful mural that says 'stop gentrification' and shows important events in community history through active groups of figures.

Speaking to Support Structures: Skin Deep

Members of Skin Deep – a cultural collective that makes space for creatives of colour to work towards racial justice – offer insight into how they develop shared practices.

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A group of people stand inside a public building holding the edges of a colourful silk parachute

Speaking to Support Structures: Jacob V Joyce

Artist, researcher and educator Jacob V Joyce considers the importance of working together towards liberatory new realities.

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Discover over 50 years of the Serpentine

From the architectural Pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas Marathons and research-led initiatives, explore our past projects and exhibitions.

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